Victim Assistance Program
Utah County Children's Justice Center
The Children's Justice Center is a homelike facility, which serves children and families who are experiencing the crisis and chaos that come with the disclosure of significant physical or sexual abuse of a child. The function of the Children's Justice Center is to reduce the trauma of the child abuse investigation and help the child feel safe to reveal the truth.
A Victim Assistance mentor's role is to be a friend, a positive influence and a reliable and consistent presence in the life of a child who has been through an abuse investigation. A Victim Assistance mentor is paired up with a child to work with one-on-one, on a weekly basis, for six months. A Victim Assistance mentor is encouraged to participate in fun and healthy activities with the child. New Victim Assistance mentors are required by the state to attend 40 hours of volunteer training, commit to six months with a child, and pass a background check. Training sessions are held weeknights and Saturdays in January, May and September.
About Utah County Children's Justice Center
315 South 100 East, Provo, UT 84606, US
To provide a comprehensive multi disciplinary response to child sexual abuse and serious physical abuse in a neutral, child-focused setting.
The Children's Justice Center is a home-like environment where abused children and their families can receive a coordinated response to their needs at the time sexual or physical abuse of a child is disclosed.